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National Safeguarding Improvement Lead

Bolton based with UK Wide Travel

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000

Car Allowance: £4,000


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a safeguarding expert to join our team and provide advice and guidance to our schools and children’s homes.


About the Group

The National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group is the largest independent providers of high-quality foster care, special needs education and residential care.  Over 5500 children and young people are safe in our services.

Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the Role

On a day-to-day basis the Group Quality Officer will support safegaurding leads to make sound decisions around incidents and allegations. You’ll also help them to work in partnership with inspectorates and local authorities.

Reporting to the Director of Quality and Compliance you will ensure that NFA Group’s services (education, residential and fostering) consistently exceed the requirements set out in legislation, national minimum standards and statutory guidance in relation to safeguarding children and young people


Who we are looking for

If you’ve worked in front line child protection, as a LADO, or even as an inspector we’d like to hear from you. You’ll be in your comfort zone liaising with a variety of stakeholders, we want someone who is able to communicate and effectively provide advice at all levels.

The successful candidate will have recent experience as a regulatory inspector of children’s services and leadership experience gained in a local authority, independent fostering agency or children’s homes. You will be a qualified Social Worker, Dip SW or CQSW  and hold a current registration with the HCPC (England) or CCW (posts in Wales) or SSCC (posts in Scotland).


The role is based in Bolton with UK wide travel.


Why work for us?

  • Private health care
  • Dental cover
  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
  • Extensive training suite
  • Career development across the Group
  • Professional support network
  • Pension


To set up an informal conversation please contact Hannah Bates on hbates@nfa.co.uk. If you have any queries on how to apply please contact the Recruitment Team on 01204 558 055

Quick Information

Permanent - Full Time


£45,000 - £55,000 dependent on experience

Quality Assurance

Closing Date:

Supporting files:

Job Description
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